Why should we embrace death?
“Don’t be afraid of death; be afraid of an unlived life. You don’t have to live forever; you just have to live.” ~Natalie Babitt
Why are we trying to prevent death? Unless you’re coming up with some kind of immortality elixir, I don’t see it possible. Death is part of the plan.
In my personal opinion, I feel it’s important as a community to embrace death, to embrace the aging process, to shift the fears we have around these subjects into a place of love. It’s so important to recognize and honor our mortality. To live fully and completely, a life of absolute presence emerges when you know death is right around the corner.
I feel by seeing the cycles of life clearly, we will stop spreading lies like “you’re so young, you have your whole life ahead of you”. For me, I am dying to live and living to die. I get some of my biggest lessons by sitting with my mortality and I transmute some of my hardest fears and struggles by shifting my perspective of death. Throughout my shamanic practices, they teach in all different tribes that death is to be honored and revered only then do trust and surrender come with ease.
Community is one of the best medicines and I’m super grateful to have all the people in my life. Every single moment is a sacred and powerful reminder to live fully. It all matters. At the same time, none of it matters.